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Admissions Overview

Admission Standards and Requirements

All applicants will be interviewed by an administrator and/or classroom teacher prior to admission, and complete a grade appropriate reading and mathematical skills evaluation. Transitional Kindergarten applicants should be 4 years old by September 1st of the academic year they are applying for. Kindergarten applicants should be 5 years old by September 1st of the academic year they are applying for. Students that do not meet this requirement will be considered on an individual basis.

Other factors that will influence admission:
   • Siblings of currently enrolled students
   • Saint Mark Church Parishioners
   • Catholics from other Parishes
   • Commitment to Catholic education through the elementary years
Non-Discrimination Policy
Saint Mark School, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Saint Mark School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, medical condition, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation and some archdiocesan schools operate as single-sex schools.

While Saint Mark School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student's emotional, academic, and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student's needs.
Although Saint Mark School is neither equipped nor staffed to offer certain special education services, we have access to the special needs programs available through Los Angeles Unified School District. Special testing for learning or behavioral problems is also available through the local school districts. Where special needs are identified and programs/procedures are prescribed, the faculty and administration will evaluate our ability to provide an optimal learning environment for all children in the classroom.
The Administration will review all information submitted with the application. However Saint Mark School reserves the right to withhold admission or grade placement pending the results of placement tests, visits with counselors, or the consideration of further information that may aid the Administration in considering the best interests of the child and the classroom.